• Electronics Technologist (Temporary)

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    Employee Group: Support Staff
    Faculty/Department: Applied Sciences and Technology
    Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/S/14
    Payband: J
    Hourly Range: $35.88 - $41.60
    Hours/Week: 40
    Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Application Details: This is a temporary replacement position that may continue up to August 2018.


    Reporting to the Manager, MEET (Mechanical & Engineering Technology) Laboratories, the Technologist provides technical, administrative and operational support for the Electronics labs at the Davis Campus and oversees students in labs, through assistance and demonstration.  The Technologist ensures the smooth operation of all labs under his/her jurisdiction and is an integral member of the decision making team to assist in the planning of curriculum development. 


    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Designing & implementing systems and procedures for demonstrating safe & correct operation of equipment/tools;
    • Demonstrating and clarifying for students sound theoretical & working knowledge of all aspects of equipment (i.e., safety, operating procedures, special applications and setup as well as trouble-shooting techniques);
    • Preparing lab environment for scheduled labs (installing software, setting-up hardware, ensuring consumable materials are available, etc.);
    • Assisting students in troubleshooting any equipment related problems affecting projects;
    • Developing lab exercises and overseeing student projects for the lab component;
    • Ensuring that students in the labs follow safe lab procedures at all times;
    • Providing feedback to faculty members on individual student’s performance in the labs;
    • Assisting in the hiring, scheduling and overseeing part-time assistant; Assigning work to the assistant and ensuring work is completed satisfactorily and in a timely manner; Problem solving with assistant to effectively manage the labs, ensuring equipment is properly maintained;
    • Proactively troubleshooting equipment to detect problems and correct them when appropriate;
    • Ensuring tools/components are stored in a safe & secure manner and in compliance with Health & Safety Guidelines;
    • Ensuring safety systems and correct installation of equipment is maintained and adhered to in accordance with Health and Safety Guidelines and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA);
    • Developing internal policies and procedures for use in the labs for equipment, faculty and students;
    • Researching and testing new equipment and making recommendations to the Manager;
    • Administering budget for instructional supplies and consumables;
    • Developing and maintaining procedures for inventory control, annual maintenance, and equipment roll-overs;
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.




    The successful candidate will possess a 3 year diploma or degree in the field of Electromechanical, Electronics, or other related field, along with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in an electronic engineering environment or supporting an electronic engineering teaching lab (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). The successful candidate must demonstrate sound practical knowledge of electronic engineering and have the ability to work in a team environment, problem solve, organize and prioritize duties, make decisions, communicate effectively, work independently and deal with conflicting deadlines. The ability to research, collect and synthesize data is also required. The capacity to initiate new ideas and strategies, and modify established procedures as required is essential.


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.



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